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Oncogene. 1996 Jun 6;12(11):2467-72.

The identification of p130cas-binding proteins and their role in cellular transformation.

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Department of Microbiology and Cancer Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22908, USA.


Adaptor proteins play an important role in signal transduction by regulating the establishment and maintenance of functionally important protein complexes. A recently described member of this group of proteins is p130cas (CAS), which contains numerous sequence motifs predicted to be involved in mediating protein-protein interactions. We propose that adaptor molecules like CAS may help determine the response of a cell to a particular signal by interacting with specific subsets of cellular proteins. To test this hypothesis, we have identified potential binding partners of CAS that may play a rote in cellular transformation by the oncoproteins v-SRC and/or v-CRK. We show that individual domains of CAS associate with specific subsets of proteins in vitro, and that many of these interactions are dependent on the state of tyrosine-phosphorylation of CAS. Sequences necessary for interacting with the focal adhesion kinase pp125FAK (FAK), v-SRC and v-CRK have been mapped to distinct regions of CAS. In addition, the identification of a number of putative CAS-binding partners that are present in crk-transformed cell extracts but undetectable in normal and src-transformed cell extracts supports a model in which unique protein complexes are formed in response to different signals.

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